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Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse and more sexual partners

04 July 2019

A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the USA has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. Female students were more likely be affected and problematic smartphone use was associated with lower grade averages, mental health problems and higher numbers of sexual partners.

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Levels of autism in China similar to the West, joint Chinese-UK study shows

21 Mar 2019

The first large-scale study of autism in China has revealed that around one in a hundred people in China has an autism spectrum condition – the same...

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Inflammation links heart disease and depression, study finds

19 Mar 2019

People with heart disease are more likely to suffer from depression, and the opposite is also true. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge...

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Report examines origins and nature of ‘maths anxiety’

14 Mar 2019

A report out today examines the factors that influence ‘maths anxiety’ among primary and secondary school students, showing that teachers and parents...

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Young at heart

13 Mar 2019

Improvements in public health, education and medicine mean that our lives are much longer than at any point in human history. Thanks to studies of...

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Deep brain stimulation may significantly improve OCD symptoms, study suggests

07 Mar 2019

The debilitating behaviours and all-consuming thoughts, which affect people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), could be significantly...

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Young people at risk of addiction show differences in key brain region

04 Mar 2019

Young adults at risk of developing problems with addiction show key differences in an important region of the brain, according to an international...

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Cambridge team to study concussion in international motorsport

21 Feb 2019

Cambridge researchers are to take part in a study to examine the impact of concussion in motorsports, with the aim of reducing traumatic brain injury...

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Brain training app improves users’ concentration, study shows

21 Jan 2019

A new ‘brain training’ game designed by researchers at the University of Cambridge improves users’ concentration, according to new research published...

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Recalling happy memories during adolescence can reduce risk of depression

14 Jan 2019

Recalling positive events and experiences can help protect young people against depression in later life, suggests new research published today.

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Marmoset study gives insights into loss of pleasure in depression

04 Dec 2018

‘Anhedonia’ (the loss of pleasure) is one of the key symptoms of depression. An important component of this symptom is an inability to feel...

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How could multilingualism benefit India’s poorest schoolchildren?

20 Nov 2018

Multilingualism is the norm in India. But rather than enjoying the cognitive and learning advantages seen in multilingual children in the Global...

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Inside the mind of a young person

15 Nov 2018

Our brains begin to form in the womb but continue to take shape into adolescence. In a series of articles, we look at how the latest research could...

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